SAN DIEGO, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Californians who feel trapped or simply lack confidence in today's real estate market can get some relief from business and real estate experts who will gather on Wednesday, December 1 from 7 – 9 pm at the Hotel Del Coronado, 1500 Orange Avenue, at a FREE Real Estate Town Hall meeting to offer their expert insights and forecasts for the nation's real estate market.
San Diego resident and 1parkplace CEO Steve Hundley is leading the charge to offer the first in a series of free live Real Estate Town Hall meetings in his effort to educate homeowners and non-homeowners about the pulse of the real estate market today and what to expect going into 2011 and beyond.
Hundley has gathered a panel of regional and national experts that includes: U.S. Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA)—calling in from Washington DC to participate in the discussion; Allan Dalton, former CEO of REALTOR.com and one of the top 25 National Association of Realtors most influential people in real estate; Greg Schwartz, chief revenue officer of Zillow.com; Mark Marquez, president of the San Diego Association of Realtors; Doug Smith, vice president, home loan manager, Bank of America; Karen Bates, president of Veterans Home Programs and Gregg Neuman of Neuman and Neuman Real Estate.
"The real estate market has always has been one of the most important economic issues affecting our country, especially now more than ever," says Hundley. "Improved consumer confidence will transcend to a more robust real estate market which will translate to higher home values, more job opportunities and a stronger and more vibrant community/economy. The Real Estate Town Hall meeting will reveal the depth and breadth of what is shaping up to be one of the most opportunistic real estate markets we have encountered in over 50 years."
The expert panel will discuss a variety of topics including: 7 steps to improving home and neighborhood value today; little known government programs that provide huge opportunities for first time buyers, move up buyers and VA buyers; how local short sale and foreclosures are affecting the marketplace; information consumers should know about how the new health care bill that may negatively affect real estate values; investment strategies to capitalize on the current market; how local charities and business organizations can help consumers save money and connect with the community; and methods for getting your voice heard – consumers have the power.
The two-hour event will include an interactive format that addresses the state of the real estate market today and a Q & A for attendees. Questions must be submitted in advance at www.RealEstateTownHall.org.
To RSVP for the free Real Estate Town Hall meeting, visit www.RealEstateTownHall.org. Seating is limited so RSVP early. Self parking at the Hotel del Coronado is only $10 for this event.
Participants can opt to spend the night at the Hotel Del Coronado for a special rate of $179 by using the "1parkplace" event code when making a reservation. Reservations can be made by calling 1- 800- 468- 3533.
Attendees are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy to donate to the U. S. Marines "Toys for Tots" program. The event will also be broadcast live on Facebook. For more information, visit www.RealEstateTownHall.org or call 800 833-1333.